Did you know Jesus made up stories, spun yarns, and performed spoken fiction? In fact, these fictional stories, the parables of Jesus, fill most of the pages in all four Gospels.
“The Shrewd Manager” is arguably Jesus’s least popular parable. Here Jesus appears to justify embezzling thy employer’s goods. No wonder that’s not popular! Whether, for you, Jesus is the Son of God, another son of two humans, or perhaps a fictional character himself, I hope you will join me in contemplating this parable. It offers at least one way to imagine choosing justice, even in a situation where much has already gone wrong. Hope survives, even where claims of innocence or ignorance offer little help to anyone.
Sky Stewart is a white, nonbinary, trans-masculine person. Sky graduated from Meadville Lombard Theological School on May 17, 2020. Sky is 35 and grew up on a farm in Franklin, Ohio. Before and while going to seminary, Sky worked in construction and restaurants. Next, for the past two years, Sky cared for their grandparents, during their grandmother’s final illness. In their free time, Sky enjoys spending as much time as possible out of doors: hiking, gardening, and camping. These activities are even better with their partner, Theresa.
Worship Associate: Bob Drake.